Don Black is the songwriter’s songwriter, a composer’s dream collaborator, and the man behind some of the late 20th century’s greatest musical numbers. He made his first foray into the glittering world of showbiz as a stand-up, before realising his colossal error and focusing on his lifelong passion instead – music. His savvy career change has seen him win everything from an Oscar and a Golden Globe to Tony and Ivor Novello Awards, as well as platinum, gold and silver discs. Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini and Lulu are just some of the incredible artists Don has worked with over the years – not to mention his frequent collaborator, West End legend Andrew Lloyd Webber. This book reveals the essence of Don’s craft and his own personal milestones, looks at those who have inspired him and allows us to understand what made those icons tick.